Bad Moon Rising

I’m so proud of my client Arthur Eckstein, whose book Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution will be released October 2016 from Yale University Press! In the summer of 1970 and for years after, photos of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, and other members of the Weather Underground were emblazoned on FBI wanted posters. In Bad Moon Rising, Arthur Eckstein details how Weather began to engage in serious, ideologically driven, nationally coordinated political violence and how the FBI attempted to monitor, block, and capture its members-and failed. Eckstein further shows that the FBI…

From USA TODAY: A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire air-to-surface missile lands at a secret air base in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. Such aircraft have been used over the U.S.
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(Photo by: John Moore) The US Department of Defense has been using military drones to surveil its own people since 2006, a fact revealed in 2013 when Robert Mueller, then FBI Director, admitted the DoD had been using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to aid US investigations, though in a “very, very minimal way.” The use of drones by the DoD to spy on Americans emerged again yesterday as USA TODAY noted the release of a new report from the Pentagon claiming its drone use entirely legal and, again, rare, citing anodyne uses, such as “to assist with search and rescue,…

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We think we have a breakout!  And so does Patrick Robinson, author of The New York Times #1 bestseller LONE SURVIVOR, who says debut novelists Matthew Howe’s work is “absolutely gripping. WAYPOINT is tense, twisting and fast-paced. Doesn’t let up until the final page is turned.” Julie LePlant is a mousy, young photographer living in a nowhere town.  She has a dead-end job at a coffee shop where her prints hang endlessly for sale.  But the night a creepy customer buys one of her photographs for quadruple its going price, her life changes, if you can believe it, for the worse.  Drugged and…

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This first edition version of Washington Irving’s RIP VAN WINKLE features color plate illustrations by the celebrated artist N.C. Wyeth. A color print of the cover art is pasted onto the brown cloth binding. Printed by David McKay, Co. in Philadelphia, 1921, this bright and musty book, with its rich color plate frontispiece inside entitled “A village in the Catskill Mountains,” is one of the most prized books in Roots Digital’s collection.

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In 1946, Doubleday & Co. released a new edition of the well-known historian Francis Parkman’s The Oregon Trail (originally published in 1847). This new edition was illustrated by the famous muralist, Thomas Hart Benton, who gained notoriety in the thirties with five mural projects completed for the Works Progress Administration. He was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement, artists who eschewed urban life for the rural. The Regionalists painted scenes of everyday people engaged in life in the American heartland. Chris found the first edition of this American literary treasure at the Bibliobarn in Margaretville for exactly one…

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“Absolutely gripping. WAYPOINT is tense, twisting and fast-paced. Doesn’t let up until the final page is turned.” ~ Patrick Robinson, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller LONE SURVIVOR WAYPOINT is available for pre-order now! 

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So proud of client Jeff Young, Senior Editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, whose project “Re:Learning” maps radical new shifts in our education landscape.  Learn more about “Re: Learning” here…

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  Most children believe their parents are perfect, and the realization that they aren’t typically comes as something of a shock. But the 8-year-old unnamed protagonist of Dominican writer Indiana’s English-language debut is not typical. In fact, she’s always had mixed feelings about Papi, the father who can bring her from agony to exultation in the course of an afternoon…. Read more from this Kirkus Review of Rita Indiana’s English-language debut PAPI.  

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post by Matthew Howe Donald Harvey’s killing spree came to an end in 1987. It was a fluke. Harvey worked as a hospital orderly and he’d poured cyanide into the feeding tube of a near-comatose patient who’d suffered massive brain injuries in a motorcycle accident. A “mercy killing.” Unfortunately for this particular angel of death,  Ohio law dictates that anyone dying as a result of a traffic accident requires an autopsy…   Click to read more and learn why Matthew Howe—author of the forthcoming thriller WAYPOINT from Roots Digital Media—is next on this serial killer’s list!

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My client, Cecily McMillan, on Al Jazeera’s The Stream talking about “Fixing America’s ‘broken system’ of criminal justice. Also, read her recent piece:  “The Rikers nightmare is far from over”: Last summer, I was inmate 310-14-00431 of the Rose M. Singer Center, the women’s facility on Rikers Island. I was only there 58 days, but it was long enough to experience and witness firsthand almost every form of abuse that has since surfaced in the news — and much more that hasn’t yet… Click to read more at Al Jazeera…